ONLINE EVENT: Join DIVA for the MERMAID watch party on 15 September

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Introducing the award-winning short film by Fia Perera BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HER MOVIES Fellow movie buff, are you in the need for a queer movie night in? 15 September promises to be an engaging evening, so save the date! Join Dawn Fields, Fia Perera, Debra Wooton, Susie Green, Hilliard Guess and DIVA’s very [….]

NEWS: Trans activists criticise High Court ruling on puberty blockers

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Campaigners say the landmark ruling will cause devastation for the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Trans young people have been left facing an uncertain future following a High Court ruling on puberty blockers described by some as “devastating”. Children under the age of 16 experiencing gender dysphoria are “highly unlikely” to be [….]

CHARITY: Mermaids are here to support trans and gender-diverse young people

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Find out how you can support the wonderful work of Mermaids this Trans Awareness Week and beyond  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Mermaids have been supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families as far back as 1995. The team started as a small group of concerned parents sat around the kitchen table, sharing experiences [….]

First set of LGBTQI stars participating in Mermaids DigiFest 2020 revealed

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LGBQTI celebs and allies will come together this weekend to show their support to the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA MERMAIDS UK So, you’re already excited for Mermaids DigiFest this weekend, right? Well, how about when you hear the wonderful line-up they’ve got up their sleeve… If you didn’t know: Trans charity Mermaids [….]

Mermaids DigiFest to become UK’s biggest, live-streaming LGBTQI+ festival

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Clear 4 April 2020 in your diaries and support trans children and families at DigiFest! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, charities are seeing a sudden hit and are facing considerable challenges. Many have seen a reduction in individual donations and have been forced to cancel any events planned in order to keep [….]

Why can’t every parent be a little bit more like Charlize Theron?

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“My job as a parent is to make sure they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be” BY ELEANOR NOYCE Actor Charlize Theron has revealed that her seven-year-old daughter Jackson is trans, and that she fully supports her. “My job as a parent”, she said, “is to celebrate them [….]